This week Bursts spoke with Lawrence Jarach of Anarchy: A Journal Of Desire Armed (AJODA). We spoke about the publishing project, Individualist Anarchism, Post-Left Anarchy and other topics. A good portion of the discussion focused on the main article of the magazine this last issue, "Against Identity Politics" by Lupus Dragonowl, which attempts to critique essentialist identity organizing but in particular the methods that have reappeared in political scenes around the U.S. over... Topics: wsfm, ashevillefm, kowa, kwtf, kxcf
This week we present another metal show. New tracks from Skagos, Moonlit Wake, Cough and more!The playlist can be found here.The show will stream for a week, starting at 3AM on June 17 at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week's show features new tracks from the German project, AwAy, as well as from Chicago's own Al-Athawra and the D.C.-based Vestiges side of their split with Panopticon.The playlist can be found: hereThis show'll be streaming from August 05, 2013 thru the 11th. Podcasting at radio4all.net (link pending). Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, music, metal, punk
This week's show features metal from around the world including new tracks from Subrosa, With The End in Mind, Ellende and more! New spoken content coming up soon! Playlist can be found at: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/7774 Interview archives of the show can be found at thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org You can contact the hosts for criticisms, critiques, concerns, questions, conundrums, quandries (wait, that's the same as questions, right....damn) by emailing us at thefinalstrawradio(... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music, final straw
This week, William speaks to Dave about Jerry Koch. Jerry is a New York Anarchist resisting (for the 2nd time) a GJ in NYC.JerryResists.netAlso, Bursts speaks to Bella about Marie Mason, long term ecological, animal rights, labor and anarchist activist. Marie is also serving a 22 year sentence. Bella also talks about the upcoming day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and Other Longterm Anarchist Prisoners on June 11th.supportmariemason.orgjune11.orgPlaylist can be found... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, repression, support
This show was based on what information I could garner concerning the Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisoners in CA who had promised hunger strikes concerning a number of concerns. This strike eventually spread to many outside prisons throughout the state and the United States. Topics: ashevillefm, prisoner, resistance, hunger strike, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
from AshevilleFM This week on the show we interview Bay Area author Alden Wood about his book "Crime Thought; Theorizing CrimethInc." published in 2012 by Little Black Cart. In this interview we discuss the anarchist publishing project CrimethInc., which has been active and extremely prolific since the early 1990's. It serves as an entry point for many people who are just becoming acquainted with anarchism as a political ideology. We discuss CrimethInc.'s successes and shortcomings as... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, anarchism, final straw, crimethinc, alden wood
This week's show is a short rant on the upcoming Business Improvement District couched in an hour of romantic songs. Why the hell not? Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, business improvement district
This week we speak with Ukrop, an anarchist, antifascist activist, and maker of the documentaries "Antifascist Attitude" & "Actions vs. Repressions". This is part 1 of a two part interview, in which they talk about the history and context of Nazi influence in formerly-Soviet Russia and the rise of radical anti-fascism. Ukrop also discusses how the internet effected punk and anarchist subculture in Russia in the 1990's and the first decade of the 21st century. In the... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchism, antifa, russia, education, nazi, fascism
This week's show features 4 conversations. For the fourth anniversary of the Final Straw Radio going on the air, we took it upon ourselves to have conversations with other people doing similar and different anarchist audio projects. The first non-me voice y'all will hear is that of John Zerzan, the second is Franklin Lopez, the third is a member of the Crimthinc Ex-Worker Podcast collective and the final two are Rydra and Bellamy. Introductions will ensue momentarily. We'll be speaking... Topics: ashevillefm, kwtf, kowa-lp, kxcf, wcrs, radio, interview
from AshevilleFM Luis Leon was born in Veracruz, Mexico but has been living in the U.S. since the age of 5 with his parents. In 2011, after graduating high school in Marion, NC, Luis self-deported to Mexico because of the high cost of higher education to undocumented immigrants here. In July, he and 8 other immigrants who'd been living in the U.S. attempted to publicly re-enter from Mexico. This week's episode features a conversation with Luis about his experiences in Western NC, moving back to... Topics: luis leon, immigration, north carolina, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
This week's show features an interview with two residents of the ZAD about the demonstrations of February 22nd in Nantes, France. Also, Anarchist prisoner Sean Swain talks about Swivilization in his weekly segment. More on him can be found at seanswain.orgThe demonstration, dubbed a "sacking" by the media and police, featured directed attacks by demonstrators on offices of the French construction company threatening the lands of Notre-dames-de-Landes, a police station, a travel... Topics: ashevillefm, kowa, kwtf, kxcf, zad, sean swain, anarchist, prisoner
This week's episode of the final straw features our light-handed curation of another project's work. We bring y'all an english language interview with members of a Karakeok Autonome (http://www.karakok.org/), a Swiss-Turkish anarchist grouping related to the International of Anarchist Federations. The interview was conducted, translated and rerecorded by our comrades at Anarchistisches Radio Berlin. Their work can be found in multiple european languages at http://aradio.blogsport.de . Check... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchist, gezi, turkey, taksim, ankara, berlin, metal
This week's show features a conversation with one of the editors of the recently released journal of Nihilist Anarchism called Attentat, available from Little Black Cart. We explore some of the history of the term nihilism and some of the philosophical underpinnings to it, as well as what intellectual nihilism today and active nihilism today look like around the world and in the U.S. in particular. The editor speaks about what they think nihilism can bring to anarchism and vice-versa.More... Topics: philosophy, nihilism, anarchism, kwtf, kxcf, ashevillefm, final straw, consequences
An hour of metal in lieu of a talk show. I'm taking a break from talk content for a few weeks and will be back up and running for a stint soon. Meanwhile, enjoy this. The playlist can be found here. Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week's episode is a reading from a request for solidarity with hunger striking anarchist prisoners in Chile ( Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova, Guillermo Durán and Enrique Guzmán). More info (and a the communique that was read from) at AnarchistNews.Org Playlist can be found here Topics: wsfm-lp, kowa-lp, wcrs-lp, kwtf, kxcf, music
This week's The Final Straw features metal and crust tracks from such projects as Woe, Agrion Splendens, and they eat their own god. Hope y'all enjoy!The playlist can be found here.Streaming at afm from 3AM EST, 6/24/2013, podcasting at radio4all.net (link pending). Topics: bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, metal, music
A few announcements about planned protests in Asheville around the Westborough Baptist Church's plans to protest the Billy Graham Center (!?) and the vote on Tuesday on the Business Improvement District by city council. The rest of the show is metal. :P Topics: final straw, kxcf, kwtf, bursts o'goodness, bid, metal, ashevillefm
This week's episode features two conversations. The first is with Micah Lee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the NSA leaks and what information that came out of it (at the time of this show's airing) was actually new and a general overview of what government surveillance in the U.S. looks like over computers.The second conversation is with the Bay Area-based hacker, Bill Silverfox. Bill works with Hackmeet.org. We spend most of the hour discussing different communication... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, hacker, anarchist, computer, security
from AshevilleFM This week's episode of the Final Straw features a conversation on a divisive and spectacular tactic that for many outside of the movement defines what an anarchist is: the black bloc. We speak to a comrade who was present in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin on May Day of 1987 when thousands of autonomous activists (of the Autonomen movement of which our guest was and is a member) and erected burning barricades while physically resisting the state. This date is pointed to by... Topics: ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, final straw, germany, kreuzberg, autonomen, anarchism, riot
This week's show features 2 of the 3 tracks from the split album with Profound Barathre, Rorcal and Malvoisie (from Switzerland), as well as Encircling Sea (from Australia) and Yngizarm (from China) to form an HOUR OF ATMOSPHERIC and BLACK METAL! Topics: Yngizarm, malvoisie, rorcal, barathre, metal, ashevillefm, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf
This week's episode of the Final Straw starts off with a couple of announcements about recent prisoner resistance from around the U.S. and the upcoming court dates for the NATO3.http://freethenato3.wordpress.com/http://prisonbooks.info/2014/01/10/inmates-strike-to-protest-alabama-prison-conditions/http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php?topic=31966.0Secondly, we'll present a short audio essay by Sean Swain, a regularly occurring segment we hope to become a regular portion of our show. ... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kowa, kwtf, prison, nato3, anarchist, aramark, indiana, alabama, strike,...
This week, The Final Straw is featuring two segments from anarchistisches radio berlin. Our friends at ARB recently conducted an interview with 3 members of the athens-based group of libertarian communists about the election of the leftist Syriza party in Greece, giving a anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist perspectives on what they've seen from Syriza and what they expect in the future. After that ARB talked to members of the Slovenian radio collective,... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, kowa-lp, wcrs-lp, kwtf, kxcf, anarchist, sean swain, anarchistisches radio...
This week's show will be a conversation with Saro Lynch-Tomason and Kila Donovan, members of the Asheville May Day Choir about music, resistance, history and the upcoming May Day celebrations in Asheville. Saro and Kila are also members of the band, Red Wind. The show features in-studio renditions of some beautiful resistance songs that we'll be hearing this year. The two jamboree shows will be a benefit for Blair Pathways. http://www.blairpathways.com/ http://redwindmusic.com/ Topics: red wind, blair, final straw, labor, bursts, asheville, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, may day,...
This week's episode features a conversation with Paul and Camille from the ZAD du Testet. ZAD du Testet, as they will explain, is a land occupation in the southwestern department of Tarn, France. Farmers, residents and activists are struggling to stop the building of a dam that would flood the lands of some farmers for the purpose of irrigating other farmer's lands in order to facilitate the growing of large amounts of corn, probably for animal agriculture. The flooding would also destroy the... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, kowa-lp, wcrs-lp, kwtf, kxcf, zad, testet, sivens, dam, occupation, france
This week, we are happy to share an interview contributed by an audiomilitant associated with The Final Straw. This conversation took placeafter one of the presentations of the Crimethinc tour associated withthe publishing and distribution of To Change Everything zine, a recentand widely translated introduction and invitation to anarchy. Thisinterview was conducted shortly after one of the 3 panel discussionsthat took place last month in the Bay Area and includes two members ofthe tour. ... Topics: ashevillefm, kowa-lp, wcrs-lp, kwtf, kxcf, wsfm-lp, anarchy, anarchism, crimethinc, operation...
On the night of New Years Eve this year, there was an incident of violence that occurred at a party which left six people stabbed and/or beaten in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta. One man, Luke O'Donovan, was taken to the hospital with multiple bruises and also stab wounds on his back, was arrested. The police and media narrative, based on the words of those present at the party, states that Luke left the party angry, returned with a knife and, as we've seen portrayed in recent... Topics: luke o'donovan, atlanta, abc, support, prisoner, queer, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, bursts, final...
In late November of 2013, Kiev and other parts of Ukraine saw the building of spontaneous plaza occupations and street demonstrations against President Yanukovych apparent decision to stall steps towards integrating Ukraine into the European Union. The protests, known as Euromaidan or EuroPlaza in Ukrainian, called on the ruling government to move forward with the integration, fearing that the stalling was a sign that the Ukraine was giving in to pressure from the competing Customs Union (made... Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, ukraine, euromaidan, anarchist, union, autonomous,...
from AFMThis week's show features the second half of the conversation with Ukrop. Ukrop is a longtime anarchist, antifascist activist and documentarian from Moscow. This show features conversations about the rise of the new "Cossacks" movement in Russia, a rural militia with anti-Semitic and xenophobic perspectives receiving support from the government. We also talk about who participates in Antifa in Russia, specifically relationships between the Antifa movement and Feminist... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchism, russia, ukrop, antifa, fascism, feminism, lgbtq, black cross,...
This week's show is a conversation with Parks about Stonewall, the cooptation of it's rememberance in the form of Pride marches, the split of the liberation movement into the pride movement and continued radical struggles. Topics: stonewall, queer, lgbtq, pride, gay, new york, compton's, san francisco, final straw, bursts,...
This week's episode is a quick announcement from anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble about his stint in segregation and a segment of You Are The Resistance with Sean Swain, to be followed by an hour of metal and punk from around the world, recently released and upcoming. Topics: ashevillefm, kowa-lp, kwtf, wcrs-lp, wsfm-lp, kxcf, metal, anarchist, black, punk, music
A redone version of a show from December, 12 2010. From that blog post: "My first show dedicated to the oft-forgotten (except among the ultra-hipsters) and under-appreciated genre/movement called No Wave. Originated in, although not totally limited to, New York in the Late 1970's, No Wave is jumpy, primal, danceable and melodic and atonal and all of these things and more! Enjoy. " Available from The Final Straw from Sept 3-10. Downloadable from archive.org by searching the show title.... Topics: no wave, brian eno, new york, punk, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, bursts, final straw, post-punk
"The main portion of the episode features an interview with Alvaro Luna Hernandez, a Chicano political prisoner serving a 50 year sentence in Texas for disarming a Sheriff who pulled a gun on him, and then fleeing. Mr. Hernandez speaks about his case, his legal history, his political development, and his imprisonment. Special thanks to the Central Texas Anarchist Black Cross for this material. More info on Alvaro can be found... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm, wcrs-lp, kowa-lp, kwtf, kxcf, alvaro luna hernandez, political prisoner, texas,...
First off, Sean Swain gives his perspective on gentrification and some recommendations on how to effectively fight that blight.You can write to Sean by addressing letters to:Sean Swain243-205Warren CIP.O. Box 1205787 State Route 63Lebanon, Ohio 45036This week on the show William speaks with Amanda and Justin about the No New Animal Lab campaign, which aims to protest the building of a massive animal testing facility on the University of Washington campus at Seattle and to explore the nuances... Topics: ashevillefm, kowa-lp, kwtf, kxcf, wcrs-lp, animal, rights, testing, liberation
This week's show features a conversation Eddie Falcon. Eddie is a Chicano veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan wars who organizes withIraq Veterans Against The War performs revolutionary hip hop as Forty Thieves and is an anarchist. Over the hour, Eddie lays down his experiences and views of class, race, patriarchy and militarism. https://myspace.com/fortythievessf http://www.ivaw.org This show will stream at http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw from 3AM, August 19, 2013 for a week. This show... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, ivaw, veteran, war, racism, class, patriarchy, assault, hip hop, militarism
This week William talks with Paul Z. Simons, a contributor to and editor of the journal Modern Slavery; A Libertarian Critique of Civilization available at http://modernslavery.calpress.org. Mr. Simons is also an essayist and former contributor/editor of Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed and Out of Anarchy among other projects. Modern Slavery delves into the conception of a modern slavery through an explicitly radical discussion of the history and present condition of wage economies and wage... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, paul z. simons, ajoda, anarchy, art, modern slavery
This week on the show you'll hear an interview that Bursts conducted with a comrade living in Spain regarding Operation Pandora and Operation Pinata, two government initiatives specifically designed to target and incriminate anarchists. In this interview, they get into how these initiatives operate, the real life implications of targeted governmental oppression, security culture and much more! To learn a little more about this topic you can visit http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net and search... Topics: WSFM-LP, WCRS-LP, KXCF, KOWA-LP, Spain, Operation Pandora, Operation Piñata, anarchist,...
A resurfaced archive of our first show. now almost 3 years ago on May 09, 2010. From the blog post:We were lucky enough to be allowed to interview two folks from the LGBTQI communities this week directly effected by the spate of bashings in Asheville. We'll talk about their and others' attempts to organize for more safety in the streets of our city, the March taking place on Wednesday (5/12) in Montford, and their experiences of being female bodied and LGBTQI/LGBTQI-perceived. We'll also... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, safe streets, bash, queer, asheville, lgbtqii
playlist available here: This week's show features tracks by Tesa from their 2008 album, Heartbeats From The Sky as well as a track from Ash Borer's new album, Cold of Ages. Enjoy! Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf
This week, we make some announcements concerning benefits in NC for water distribution in WV and a benefit in Durham for Luke O'Donovan. Sean Swain speaks on the case of the Lakota activist and prisoner Timothy Little Rock Reed and it's implications for the legal system in the U.S. The bulk of our show is an interview with Bosnain activist, antifascist, anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian Minel Abaz about the protests that've been shaking Bosnia in Herzegovina since early February and... Topics: ashevillefm, kowa, a-revolt, kxcf, kwtf, sean swain, anarchist, prisoner, bosnia, herzegovina
This week's show features two interviews. The first is a conversation is with Mark of Croatan Earth First! about the recent visits by JTTF/FBI to anti-fracking activists on the East Coast, climate-change activists on the West Coast and and GJ-targetted Anarchist communities in NYC.The second conversation takes place between our friend, Wren Awry (AFM news hour) and Dustin Steele about Dustin's work with the Beards Fork Health Survey to gather information on the health effects of surface... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, final straw, punk, metal, earth first, anarchism, grand jury, jttf, fbi
This week there are two political court dates going on in the United States we wanted to bring attention to, followed by about 30 minutes of METAL!!!!!!!! WOAH!!!!First: on Monday, January 6th the NATO3 will be facing trial, starting with the jury selection. There's a callout for solidarity and support for the NATO3. The call out can be found at http://nato5support/wordpress.com . A past episode of the Final Straw talking about the basics of the case can be found at The Final Straw... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, anarchist, political prisoner, trial, court, angola3, nato3,...
This week's episode features some announcements of upcoming online and local to North Carolina events in the next week and UTTERLY forgets to mention the (Another) Carrboro Anarchist Bookfaire (ACAB), totally on accident. Check out info on the bookfaire next weekend at http://carrboroanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com/For the fundraiser to help pay for heating and cooking fuel and warm clothing for the folks in need a Pine Ridge, South Dakota this winter, check out... Topics: ashevillefm, wcrs-lp, kowa-lp, wsfm, kwtf, kxcf, metal, asheville, sean swain, aragorn, ayotzinapa
This week's episode features some announcements, a Sean Swain segment, and about 50 minutes of metal, punk and deathrock from around the world (mostly new titles!). Announcements: What: The Federal Office of Surface Mining is holding a public hearing on a new rule to protect streams from mountaintop removal coal mining. When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 5:00 - 9:00. Folks will gather around 3:00 p.m. this day before the hearing begins. Where: Mountain Empire Community College... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, kwtf, kowa-lp, kxcf, wcrs-lp, berkeley liberation, radio, anarchist,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/02/2012/conspiracy-trials-grand-juries-and-security-culture This week's show features a conversation with Ian Coldwater, a co-founder of the Coldsnap Legal Collective, about Conspiracy Trials, Grand Juries, Security Culture and technology. We discuss some of the trials that have come up against Anarchists, Animal and Earth defenders and other radicals over the last 8 years in the U.S. and Canada with an eye towards what we can learn in order to... Topics: conspiracy, trial, grand jury, anarchist, animal, earth, enviornmentalist, environmentalism, final...
This week's episode features an interview with Peter Gelderloos. Peter is the author of "How Nonviolence Protects the State", "Anarchy Works" and most recently of "The Failure of Nonviolence: From the Arab Spring to Occupy." In this hour Peter discusses the arguments in "The Failure...", surmises the efficacy of nonviolent civil disobedience mass movements since the end of the Cold War, looks at some of the main and most visible supporters of the NVCD... Topics: final straw, gelderloos, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchism, nonviolence, left bank, occupy
This week, we spoke with Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan who is facing the death penalty for his role as a negotiator during the prisoner uprising at the SOCF facility in Lucasville in April of 1993. Hasan, as well as 4 other prisoners, have become known as the Lucasville 5. 4 of them are charged with the death of a prison guard by the name of Bobby Vallandingham as well as 9 inmates considered to be snitches. The riot began as negotiations between Sunni prisoners, of which Hasan was one of... Topics: lucasville, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, prison, uprising, hasan, carlos sanders,...